Sarah Jessica Parker Calls 'The Carrie Diaries' ‘Odd’
Sarah Jessica Parker called Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries ‘odd’ in an interview with Net-a-porter.com.
Parker replied candidly to the questions posed to her throughout the interview, which touched on parenting, closet cleaning, footwear and most interestingly The Carrie Diaries – where the title character is one she originated on screen. “I’m not sure… You know, I think it’s one of those tests of your generosity," Parker said. "[AnnaSophia Robb] is a lovely girl and I want her to feel good about it, but it’s… odd.”
Odd how? Parker doesn’t seem to have elaborated. Perhaps she just meant that it’s a strange sensation to watch someone else inhabit a role that she’s made famous. Or maybe, the show as a whole, set in the 80s with Carrie in her teens, just isn’t her cup of tea. It’s also possible the actress doesn’t believe AnnaSophia Robb, although lovely, successfully fills the big Manolo Blahnik’s she left for her.
With her own Carrie days behind her, Parker has kept an impressively busy schedule. Raising three children with husband Matthew Broderick (James Wilkie,10, and twins Tabitha and Loretta, 3), Parker continues to act while also running her own production company, working as a UNICEF Ambassador, serving on the board of The New York City Ballet and fundraising for schools in New York. Her children always come first, though admittedly it might be her toughest job of the bunch.
“Oh my God,” she answered when asked about raising girls as opposed to boys. “I don’t know what happens in other homes, but in mine, it’s very, very different and much harder. I probably deserve it – I should have to deal with girls. The emotions run so much higher. The arguing about clothes? I am stunned. We have a whole fashion system to try and override the fighting.”
The Carrie Diaries airs on The CW on Mondays at 8/7c. But if, like Parker, you find the show ‘odd,’ you can always watch reruns of Sex and the City on HBO GO.
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